The Lord's Prayer, his prayer in the Americas, and our prayers. No matter how many times I hear it, I am moved by the Lord's Prayer, as it gives an example for us. He says "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." (3 Nephi 13:9-13, also in Matthew 6:9-13).
Additionally, the prayers the Savior prayed in the new world, when he appeared to the peoples of the Americas could not be uttered. Here is the account:
"And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father." (3 Nephi 17:17)
I often wonder what those pleadings of the heart were, coming from the heart that is the purest of all. These prayers and more, including the intercessory prayer (Blogpost on it here) stir our souls, and can show us how our prayers can be more meaningful.
How often are we nourished and fed through our prayers? We can often feel of the spirit of the Lord as we pour out our hearts and let the Lord know of our pains, our deepest righteous desires, and he will send the spirit to comfort, strengthen, and lift us in our trials.
Some of the most sacred moments I have experienced in life have come through prayer. I believe that when we pray, if we will pray in Faith, we experience a little bit of "becoming one" with God, as he asked for in the intercessory prayer. We feel him near, and feel the power of his love, and the love of the Father.
May we all pray to our Father in Heaven, in the name of Christ, and be able to feel of their love for us.
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Picture is The Lord's Prayer by Liz Lemon Swindle